Terminally ill baby, whose dad wrote a bucket list for her, passes away.
Images source: averycan.blogspot.com
When parents Mike and Laura discovered their baby, Avery, had a genetic disorder which would probably kill her before the age of 2, Mike decided to create a bucket list for her: A list of experiences they wanted to make sure little Avery enjoyed during her short time alive, according to Buzzfeed. Avery died on Monday at the age of 6 months from complications arising from the genetic defect Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which attacks the muscles, in particular the respiratory system. Mike and Laura have expressed shock at her sudden passing.
Mike and Laura’s blog which listed all sorts of must-have experiences and accomplishments for their tiny daughter was so popular that even celebrities and politicians heard about her brave struggle.
Her father posted the final picture taken of Avery on the blog - in the picture, which was taken just a few minutes before her death, Avery is smiling.
It’s hard not to feel the raw emotion as you read more about the bucket list baby and the ways in which she and her parents inspired and encouraged people. Avery’s Bucket List has been an internet sensation, and, when you read just a few of the things she accomplished, you’ll understand why.
Here are just a few to get you started:
1. Wake up smiling.
2. Have a bad hair day.
3. Ride in an ambulance.
4. Get picked up by a fireman.
5. Meet a fan.
6. Talk to mommy & daddy.
7. Eat a cupcake & a Blow Pop.
8. Play with Play-Dough.
9. Play a practical joke on someone.
My own favourites are "Get my driver's license with a great picture" and its opponent: "Get my driver's license with an ugly picture".
As Mike says, he wanted to make sure that their time spent with Avery was a happy one, and they’d save the tears for after she was gone. Looking at all she accomplished, it’s certain that she made the most of every minute.
Do you think it was a good idea to create a bucket list for a terminally ill kid?
By: Scott Dunlop